Verbs

Verbs are words that describe an action or talk about something that happens. They take many different forms depending on their subjects, the time they refer to and other ideas we want to express.

Verbs are words that describe an action or talk about something that happens. They take many different forms depending on their subjects, the time they refer to and other ideas we want to express.

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Submitted by katt_79 on Tue, 22/11/2022 - 04:03

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Dear teachers,
It may not be related to the topic here, but I wonder whether the following sentence is grammatically correct or not: "I studied and studied for my driving test until I knew it by heart."
Thank you!

Submitted by Nagie23 on Mon, 21/11/2022 - 08:55

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Hello,
I would like to ask the following
Which one is correct
1.My father takes me at school by car or
My father drives me at school?
2. When I finish lunch (or when I finish my lunch?) I take my plate and spoon at the kitchen.
Is this sentence correct?
Thank you in advance

Hi Nagie23,

I'm afraid neither is correct. In both sentences, 'at' should be changed to 'to'. We use 'to' when talking about the direction of movement and 'at' to talk about a place where we have arrived.

Other than that, your sentences are good!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

Submitted by Nagie23 on Thu, 17/11/2022 - 08:34

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Hello,
I would like to ask if the following is correct
What is he doing?
He is greeting( say hello)
Thank you in advance

Hi Nagie23,

The verb "greet" needs an object, e.g. He is greeting somebody or He is greeting the guests. It's correct if you add the object :)

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Nagie23 on Thu, 17/11/2022 - 08:32

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Hello,
I would like to ask the following.
If 2 friends go/ ride with their bicycles , can I say : They went for a bike?
2nd questions
Is the sentence correct?
The girl felt and found herself into a hole
Τhank you in advance

Hi Nagie23,

It would be unusual to say "They went for a bike". The usual phrase would be "They went for a bike ride" or "They went out riding their bikes".

For the second sentence, the preposition should be "in", not "into" (since this describes position, not movement).

I hope that helps.

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by g-ssan on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:11

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Hello sir ,
Is "have "consider from the possession verb ?
Another question can we consider "take" and "go "and "do "from imperative verb?

Hello g-ssan,

'have' can be used to speak about possession, but I wouldn't say it's a possession verb because it also has other meanings and uses (e.g. 'I have finished my homework' or 'I had a shower') that do not indicate possession.

All verbs have an imperative form. The imperative form has the same form as the base form or bare infinitive form. So the imperative form of 'take' is 'take', for 'go' it's 'go' and for 'do' it's 'do'. Just as for 'write' it's 'write', etc.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Nagie23 on Wed, 12/10/2022 - 12:33

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Hello,
I would like to ask the following.
If I will travel for a few days in the near future,and I would like to inform some people about it
Which sentence is correct:
1.I am traveling on Friday for a few days and I will be back on Monday OR
2.I will be out of Greece/Italy for a few days and I will return on Monday
Thank you in advance

Hi Nagie23,

Both of those sentences are correct and they express the meaning that you want :)

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by emidepegaso on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 22:43

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This is like the summary of what happen in the odisea
Chapters :V

Submitted by Nagie23 on Sat, 18/06/2022 - 03:01

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Hello,
I would like to ask the following
When we want to know if someone has finished his breakfast /meal (the question is made by a waitress)
Which one is correct
1.Have you finished your breakfast /meal?
Or
2.Are you finished your meal?
What is the meaning of Are you finished? Is it polite?
Thank you in advance

Hello Nagie23,

The first one is correct (with 'have'). The second version is not grammatical.

 

You can say 'Are you finished?' (without an object after it) and it can be polite if it is said in an appropriate tone. However, it could be ambiguous as it could refer to other things than a meal. 'Have you finished your meal?' is the best option, I think.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you
I have 2 questions
Is it correct to say
Could you help me to move the armchair?or could you help me moving the armchair?
Furthermore
Whenever I would like to make a question in this site ,I can't find the 'comment ' part in order to make a new question,that is why I wrote my question to an existing comment(reply)
Thank you in advance

Hello Nagie23,

The correct form is 'help me to move' or 'help me move'.

Have you tried scrolling to the bottom of the screen to make a new comment? That's where I see the space to write one.

If you don't see a space to reply at the bottom, please let us know what device and browser you're using and I'll pass it on to the technical team so they can take a look at it.

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Nagie23 on Wed, 01/06/2022 - 06:01

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Hi,
I would like to ask you if the following is correct
-Have you already booked a room?
And if so(if it is correct) it means if you have booked a room in a hotel /flat etc?
Thank you in advance